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THE CANDLE
May 21, 2018

It took thirteen billion years for the human race to arrive, and here we are on a planet that occupies a “Goldilocks Zone” of miraculous perfection–a planet that has no habitable neighbors for light years
 

We are, quite simply, the greatest accomplishment known to us in the universe, and we achieved enlightenment and industry in only the last several thousand years. However, we are steady on a violent and irresponsible course of self-destruction, and causing great pain and suffering along the way

We inhabit a world that shows a ‘universe-defying’ diversity of life, in a solar system devoid of such. We are just beginning – as a space faring species, but space travel should be for knowledge… however–more and more, it seems it is going to have to be for survival–which is a shame of epochal proportions

We must save our species and as many others as we can. We must dramatically alert more of the world–China, India, and the already biosphere-tanking mega-polluters: America, Europe, and Australia… to the urgency of this cause, not just its fact of being

We must garner a level of ubiquitous agreement on the awareness of what I call the Veritas Maximus, or Maximum Truth, and we must dispel the misinformation obscuring it

CA

 

Stop The Dream
May 17, 2018

The past and future are fantasies
Like the image of the sun,
Always 8 minutes old, from here

They are composed of things finished
Or things happening but never really becoming a finished thing, themselves
So staring at them only hurts your eyes

All dreams, labors and passions, then
Are in the present,
Never getting oldー
But you do
Who like the light of the sun never stop,
Until you can’t become any longer

And you’ll stop, and
Others will know youー
As new things
Or no thing
Or “a thing of the past”

If you cannot seem to find the present
Sit in a place apart from everything else
But from where you might see
Everything going by

Now breathe

At the impulse to get up and
Go byーlike everything else,
Stay seated ー
A bit longer, and
Breathe ー some more

When you begin to worry,
Notice it’s not because of
Everything else ー
Or because of what and who
Are going by ー
But rather…
From what you’re grabbing at them with
Now ー
In your mind

See those moving things,

Inside and out ー for now ー
As clouds

Have you ever grabbed a cloud;
Or the things that make up the 8 minute-old light ー
Of our mother sun?

If you have answered this,
And you know why it matters,
You have conquered the fantasies
Of past and future,
And are a little closer to knowing
What and when you are

Congratulations, for ー
Now,
You are alive

卍道
CA

Haiku: 1000 Words
May 7, 2018

”Thousand words a pic’

They say, but not I:

Brevity is better

View Today in Tokyo: Haiku
April 9, 2018

‘I have hot So-ba!’

With sweet veggies and tofu!’

Quaint folks’ footfalls outside, Mmm.’

卍道

Oh, Islam
January 2, 2017

Billions want to say:

‘Oh Islam!’
Whilst we know
We The People
Kill with plane and robot

“Not deliberately!”, we say

Carl Atteniese Jr.

Links:
•Dozens Of People Killed In Attack On Turkish Nightclub; Suspect Still At Large http://n.pr/2ipVFVy

•Blasts In Baghdad Kill At Least 28 At A Busy Market http://n.pr/2iouzOD

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